The prophet Isaiah said: “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.” (Isaiah 56:7)

Mount Zion welcomes everyone in our community. If a Mount Zion member is Jewish and others in her or his household are not Jewish, all of them are welcome to be involved in our congregation.

Mount Zion has many households with mixed religious backgrounds. This fact alone suggests what many personally attest to:  interfaith families feel comfortable being part of the Mount Zion community.

There are times when the integrity of Jewish tradition puts limits on some participation. This primarily applies to matters of public worship and some leadership roles in the congregation. Our clergy are always willing to discuss this with you. We encourage you to share your questions or concerns with them, with our Interfaith Outreach Coordinator, or with the Executive Director of Mount Zion.

A note on wedding officiation and blessings.  Our rabbis look forward to meeting with all couples considering marriage/unions. Read Rabbi Spilker’s officiation guidelines. Regardless of officiation, all couples are invited to receive a blessing in anticipation of their marriage/union during a Shabbat service.
Our doors are open. We invite you to make Mount Zion your spiritual home. We look forward to meeting and getting to know you.

A message from mother to daughter:
Interfaith Households Successfully Navigating the Bar/Bat Mitzvah at Mount Zion

“While I’m not a Jewish member of this community, I have been affiliated with Mount Zion through my husband and children. I have been able to observe that as everyone in the community undertakes the obligations of Jewish life, they are supported not only by family, but by the Mount Zion community, and by the larger Jewish community as well. I have seen firsthand how Mount Zion strives to become a community that will help its members understand the promises that are making and how to fulfill those promises. The people here support each other in fulfilling the obligations of Jewish life. This shouldn’t be seen a burden but as a way to become a stronger community – especially to young people such as Zipporah and those gathered with her today.”
Read more of Lisa Murphy’s D’var Torah here.